He claimed to have a bomb strapped to his chest, but it turned out to be road flares held with duct tape, police said.
Once the incident was diffused, Clinton met with the hostages and their families.
“He was someone who was not known to my campaign headquarters until he walked in the door today.
“It appears he is someone who was in need of help and sought attention in absolutely the wrong way. It was for me and my campaign an especially tense and difficult day.”
(I’m sure it was even more tense & difficult for the hostages!)
Hillary thanked the police for, “their professionalism and their extraordinary work.”
She said she doesn’t expect any changes to her schedule or her campaign in light of the incident.
On Friday afternoon, one of the hostages contacted the CNN Washington bureau and then put Eisenberg on the phone.
The hostage and Eisenberg called CNN multiple times throughout the afternoon and talked to CNN staffers.
Uh, what’s up with this? I guess campaign offices don’t use security. Luckily no one was hurt during this incredible display of attention-seeking madness. Like I’ve been saying the last few days… the devil is b-u-s-y!